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Onward Israel Cincinnati 2018 Week 2: Learning more about Israel

This week on our trip was not a typical work week for members of our group. We started the week again on Sunday by returning to our internships, but instead of going back to our normal internship work on Monday, we took a day trip. On our trip, we went to the southern part of Israel and we…

Onward Israel 2018 Week 1: Getting in the Swing of Things

My name is Mason Williams I will be the official Onward Israel Cincinnati blogger for the next 8 weeks. I wanted to start off by saying why I decided to apply for the Onward Israel internship program. At the beginning of 2018 I made the resolution to get out of my comfort zone and to try new…

Camp Livingston Holds Special Place in Heart for Cincinnati Mom, Daughter

“From the day Addison was born, I knew she would go to Camp Livingston,” her mom Ilene Howard said. This summer, 10-year-old Addison will return for a third summer at camp, guitar in hand, eager to reconnect with her friends. “Going back there to visit each summer, I’m like a…

High School Trip to Israel Cincinnati Teen's Jewish 'Rite of Passage'

By Sydney Weiss

Sydney Weiss is a junior at Sycamore High School in Cincinnati. She traveled to Israel last summer using a Cincy Journeys high school Israel travel grant and spent four weeks on BBYO’s Central Europe and Israel Journey.

I have wanted to travel to Israel since before I can…

No Restrictions on the Trip of a Lifetime: Alex’s Story

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A family finds Israel accessible to people living with disabilities who want to go to the Holy Land. 

By Yvonne Keller

“Alex always said it—next year in Jerusalem,” said Ariel Weiss, one of Cincinnati native Alex Heldman’s best friends…